Valve Steam Deck Official Thread

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  1. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    tl;dw: It will take more doing than the Surface Pro 7+ and Surface Pro 8, but if you can use a screwdriver responsibly and remove several screws, a metal shield, and a ribbon cable and put them all back, you can upgrade your SSD!
     
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    dellaster Creatively Talentless Senior Member

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    It's admirable for Valve to create such a video with all the caveats that your average YouTube "guru" will know nothing about. Obligatory CYA about "if you break it, the warranty is void" of course. But opening it up is okay.

    It doesn't look easy but I'm confident I could do it if I really wanted to. Fortunately I don't have to since I reserved the 512 GB. :D
     
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    , at the very least ts always nice to have it as an option in case the ssd breaks. :vbsmile: Also interesting to see the layout of the internals.
     
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    Uhm, I wonder if this remains true even for the 64gb emmc model...
     
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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Valve has previously confirmed they all have M.2 slots and use an identical motherboard, but the video also restates this. eMMC m.2 modules are quite common and are used frequently in enterprise-oriented thin clients and low-end laptops and desktops.
     
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    I've just read 3/4 pages of people mildly shouting at each other about a CPU. Blimey.

    Lest we remember Steam Machines and the Steam Controller. If Valve sells a shed load of Steam Decks, the Steam Deck 2 will likely be sold at a higher price. I'm sure that Gabe HATES Windows.

    I have pre-ordered, with a view of installing Windows 11 and then switching off as many services as possible. I want Windows. Dual boot would also be nice. The UMPC comes of age.

    P.s. Wouldn't it be awesome it you could fit an 'extended' battery onto the back. More life, more travel.
     
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    , nice little boon for Deck buyers, would be cool in the case there will be Deck clones made by other manufacturers that they will make it available for those too.
     
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    dellaster Creatively Talentless Senior Member

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    Y'all get the email? Release is delayed two months so early birds start in February.
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    Mine has been pushed back to Q2 now. Ouch.

    I'm thinking there might be other options on the horizon for power-frugal gaming on integrated graphics by then. We'll see.
     
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    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    Two months honestly isn't all that bad considering all the global supply chain issues everywhere.
     
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